Sociality in Bats Edited by Dr. Jorge Ortega Reyes


This book provides new insights into the social behavior of bats - one of the most fascinating topics currently being pursued by researchers.  After an introduction reviewing the history of research in bat behavioral ecology, it covers three major themes: bat sociality per se (Part I), bat communication (Part II), and ecological aspects (Part III).  Part I offers a concise overview of the social organization and systems of bats, introducing readers to the complexity and dynamics of group structures.  Part II is devoted to the innovative field of social communication, focusing on bat songs, dialects and calls.  Part III discusses the influence of the environment on bat behavior, particularly with regard to roosting and foraging. This book addresses the needs of researchers working in behavioral sciences, evolution and ecology.

Edited by Dr. Jorge Ortega Reyes. 301 pages.  Published by Springer International Publishing. Copyright Springer International Publishing Switzerland. First Edition. 36 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in color.  Copyright 2016. 

Hardcover ISBN:978-3-319-38951-6

Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-81781-1



Bradbury, Jack W.

Pages 1-7

The Social Organization and Behavior of the Brown Long-Eared Bat Plecotus auritus

Furmankiewicz, Joanna

Pages 11-46

Sex-Biased Dispersal and Social Systems of Neotropical Emballonurids

Nagy, Martina (et al.)

Pages 47-63

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Fission–Fusion Dynamics in Bats

Patriquin, Krista J. (et al.)


Pages 65-103

Sociality, Parasites, and Pathogens in Bats

Webber, Quinn M. R. (et al.)


Pages 105-139

The Complex Songs of Two Molossid Species

Bohn, Kirsten (et al.)


Pages 143-160

Acoustic Communication and Group Cohesion in Spix’s Disc-Winged Bats

Chaverri, Gloriana (et al.)

Pages 161-178

Sexually Selected Vocalizations of Neotropical Bats

Knörnschild, Mirjam (et al.)

Pages 179-195

Daily and Seasonal Patterns of Singing by the Mexican Free-Tailed Bat, Tadarida brasiliensis

Smotherman, Michael (et al.)

Pages 197-209

Social Learning and Information Transfer in Bats: Conspecific Influence Regarding Roosts, Calls, and Food

Wright, Genevieve Spanjer

Pages 211-230

Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) Day Roost Selection in the Southeastern Ontario Lake Plain of New York State

Fishman, Michael S

Pages 233-245

Effects of Range, Habitat and Roosting Ecology in Patterns of Group Association in Bats

Sagot, Maria


Pages 247-259

Responses of Bat Social Groups to Roost Loss: More Questions Than Answers

Silvis, Alexander (et al.)


Pages 261-280

The Influence of Sex and Reproductive Status on Foraging Behavior and Seed Dispersal by Uroderma convexum (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

Villalobos-Chaves, David (et al.)


Pages 281-301